Tube line closures: value for money [1]

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When a Tube line is closed for essential engineering works, are train drivers redeployed elsewhere on the network, and if not, what other duties do they undertake which ensures that farepayers and taxpayers are getting value from the salaries they earn ?


Answer for Tube line closures: value for money [1]

Answer for Tube line closures: value for money [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground always tries to adjust rosters to ensure that drivers are not unproductively scheduled to work during line or partial line closures. Those who choose to work are required to report for duty as normal, and will be allocated alternative duties by local managers, including training where possible.

However, it should be borne in mind that most line closures are only partial, and therefore some drivers are still required to operate services on the sections of the line that remain open.